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DS, DD, DH now in OED


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The Oxford English Dictionary has just included these abbreviations in its latest updates. Phew for me, because I only just realized after several years on this forum that they DON'T stand for "dancer son" and "dancer daughter"! :rolleyes:  (I have to admit I was a bit puzzled by some references that I interpreted as "dancer husband")

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As someone brought up in the era of print rather than pixels I've just had to look up these terms.


Wikipedia (of course) gives: In Internet slang, DH is an abbreviation for dear husband; it is commonly used by women on certain forums to refer to their husbands. Similarly, DD means dear daughter and DS means dear son.


Well I never!

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